Just a Note

Most of us have Internet and e-mail accounts, and we use them for our primary communications. Many of us pay our bills online, or shop online or just say hi online. And we’ve migrated from computers to laptops and now to smart phones.

Technology is great. What is now reality was just a few short years ago only in someone’s imagination.

Along the way, a key piece of communication has been lost … the written note. Simple thank yous, family updates, friendship notes and, unfortunately, even some birthday or anniversary greetings make their rounds electronically rather than by old fashioned, hand written snail mail.

I’m not faulting anyone and, in fact, have used the electronic media to communicate myself. But I do miss the excitement of going to the mailbox and finding a note instead of the daily deluge of bills and junk mail. You can’t wait to get inside to read it.

I have a very special friend who has mastered the personalized note. Often I will get a thank you for doing what friends do, always hand written. It tells me she took the time to think about me. It’s a boost to my self-worth.

I try to send cards periodically to my family and special friends. I , want them to know I am thinking about them, give them some encouragement, cheer them up. And every week, I send out a postcard to my family and special friends with a cartoon {one of these posts I’ll tell you the story about cartoons} and a little nugget of homespun truth. The cartoon is above, the quote was from C.S. Lewis, “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ’Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’”

My challenge for you is to pick out someone special this week and send them a hand-written note … just to let them know you’re thinking about them. It will cost you 45 cents, but it will be worth a fortune to the recipient.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Keep your lid on.

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About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to Just a Note

  1. Deanna says:

    I used to be so good at this…Thanks for the challenge to get back at it! I think this is a project Gavin and I are going to work on together.

  2. scootersic says:

    I have always stunk at this, but will try… 🙂

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